Don’s Mission-Style Table

Viewer Project - By Don
Added on August 30, 2010

A few years ago, a large red oak was blown down in our back yard. I bought a chain saw and a Logosol Timberjig lumber mill and cut it into mostly quarter-sawed lumber. After letting them dry in the rafters of my shed for a few years, I jointed and planed the boards and made some of them into the table shown. I copied some of the design from on-line pictures and included some of the features of the antique oak furniture in our living room.

The finish is Minwax cherry stain and Minwax wiping poly in high gloss. I used breadboard ends on the top. The drawers are my first attempt at hand-cut dovetails, and the drawer sides and backs are hard maple. I wish I had taken pictures of the harvesting, jointing, and planing of the boards.

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